BUSINESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

research for regional businesses with a global reach

China Centre

The University of Chester China Centre is set up as an arts and education entity

Chester Forum

A series of open linked seminars intended to stimulate critical thinking and informed dialogue on issues relevant to an annual theme.

High Sheriff's Awards

The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise is Cheshire’s premier recognition platform for businesses of all sizes, from the private sector.

Research & Publications

We seek contributions from the business community, research partners and academics who are interested in any of our key research themes.

PhD Students

We are very interested in hearing from quality research students who have a commitment to any of our key research themes or other relevant topics.

Family Business

The BRI supports Family Business Internationalisation through appropriate conferences and symposia, including the Family Business Research network.

Working Papers

The working paper series showcases research being carried out within the BRI and encourage publication of research work.

“The BRI aims to add value to regional businesses by conducting independent and collaborative research projects and also links Chinese & UK business & education.”

PROFESSOR PHIL HARRIS

Online Publications

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BRI Blog

Are fraudsters really that clever?

Fraud in the payments arena has been with us forever. Artifices such as the debasement of gold coins by adding less precious metals, the printing of counterfeit banknotes, the manufacturing of bogus payment cards, are all examples of deception.

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banks

Challenger banks: still a challenge?

The Australian and UK banking markets have many similarities. Both are dominated by a ‘Big Four’ of incumbent banks whose presence was and maybe still is a challenge for those seeking major disruption. “So where are all these so-called challenger banks now?”

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